Xbox 360 owners tougher than PS3 fans - survey
But more likely to still be living with their mums?
Are you interested in home décor? Do you think friends more important than family? Does standing out in a crowd make you sweat? If you answered 'yes' to all of those questions, then you’re probably a PlayStation 3 owner, according to the latest research.
The consumer research arm of credit reference agency Experian questioned PS3 owners about their views on a range of subjects, and compared them to the results of the same questions posed to Xbox 360 owners.
When asked if money is the best measure of success for example, more Xbox 360 owners than PS3 gamers felt that it is. Well, Bill Gates is said to have two Xbox 360s in his modest dwelling...
Of those questioned, 184 PS3 owners felt that friends are more important to them than family, while only 144 Xbox 360 gamers said the same - it's not clear how many of either group still live with their mums.
Survey respondents who own Sony’s console also turned out to be more interested in nature than Microsoft’s gamers are.
However, equal numbers on both sides of the console divide felt that real mean don’t cry. Apparently.
Interestingly, a greater majority of Xbox 360 owners said they couldn’t live without their mobiles phones. PS3 gamers seem more intellectual: more of them can’t live without books than Xbox 360 owners are able to, although hopefully they’re not referring to strategy guides.
At the end of the day, however, gamers’ views could simply be due to their ages. The research found that while the Xbox 360 appeals most to those aged between 35 and 44 years old, the PS3 is more popular among people aged 44 and over.
"I also have a Wii. Never use it.....ever.....it is rubbish.....so why is it so popular?.....beats me......" - ditto.. multiout? i use optical into my Av amp.. wish id waited a year to get the HDMI swapping AV amps now, but to be honest i like having screen and sound separate.
i just bought the mrs a nintendo ds.. lets me use the TV for GTA and footy more :) plus braintraining is fun (was hammered last night and i was apparently 71 years old brain age! lmao although in my fairness we couldnt figure out one game and she told me it wasnt against the clock lol!)
@ "Seriously, everyone knows PC gaming is best anyway..." - not really. imho consoles and PCs suit different games. i find using the ps3 hard for proper fps games (used to play bf2142 to death and was in top 100 on original UT once upon a time! :)) - maybe im too far from my big tv but i find it much easier to see enemies when im 18" from a 20" TFT. plus mouse and keys suit fps (not a fan of mmorpg). wheras sports games like football (im a pro evo boy) are crap on a pc... also PCs generally have shite controllers for thing type of thing, whereas the ps controllers always rocked and had enough buttons to do what was needed (pc controllers never had enough buttons - maybe do now tho!).
xbox and ps3 both do similar games. xbox seems to be more fps bases wheras ps3 seems aimed at adventure, puzzle and more sports style games. not much in it but my dvd player died so it seemed the logical upgrade path (or so i told the mrs lol)
and my console is bigger - i still have my old bbc model b with the viglen kit - its frikkin massive :) ahh that massive 32k memory! rock on!
Reg... what the heck is this crap?
My console is bigger (and louder) than your console
Nothing new then.
"PS3 gamers seem more intellectual: more of them can’t live without books"
My similar survery came up with similar results.
PS3 owners are smart, they can see weel designed hardware being sold for less than cost price as a great deal.
360 owners are dumb, they simply rush in and buy any old crap, even if it's the most unreliable consumer item in living history..
So PS3 owners are a bunch of middle aged, book reading social lepers?
(is that burning i smell?)